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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

 Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
When I have leftover ham in the fridge, I always like to make this soup. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on and dinner is done. —Pamela Chambers, West Columbia, South Carolina
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup julienned or chopped carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water

Directions

  • In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook
  • on low for 8-10 hours or until peas are tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Freeze Option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Heat through in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 260 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 728 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 15 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.